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Old 08-27-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to replace the 3 oil seals when replacing the rear wheel bearings? I looked up the parts and there are 3 oil seals, 1 snap clip and the bearing. Do all of those comonents need to be replaced or can the old ones be reused? For this scnario assume that the wheel bearing is completely fried and had been so for a while. thanks.
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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Unless you are over 60,000 miles, why would you be replacing your wheel bearings yourself? They are covered under your 5/60 powertrain warranty

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Old 08-27-2004, 10:14 PM   #3
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Well, not everyone has a powertrain warranty

My car has 54k and I can wiggle my left rear wheel like a turntable

Oh I almost forgot does the brake shiled need to be replaced or something? I remeber hearing something about that somewhere.
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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did they void it for other reasons? They should still cover your wheel bearings unless they are not Subaru's. even if you have alot of mods on your car, they should cover it unless one of them can be directly related...

Just trying to help
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Old 08-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #5
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Try just tightening the center hub nut on that axle. Mine was loose like you described, I tightened it, and haven't had a problem since. If you're not getting all sorts of horrible noises coming from the bearing, it's probably OK, just loose.
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Old 08-27-2004, 11:22 PM   #6
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I dont have a warranty becuase I bought mine used. Thanks for the help though, i wish I did have a warranty for that reason.

How many lb/pounds of force did you have to use to tighten it? I took mine off the other day and it was more than 160 lb/pounds to remove it (my torque wrench doesnt go passed 160). I think the torque spec is 184 lb/pnds.

So does anyone know what replacement parts or required. I want to order them from subaruparts.com but I want to make sure I have the right ones, you know.
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:33 AM   #7
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OK. Do you have the tools to do this?The wbearing have to be pressed out and into the hub. No easy task without a specialized bearing press. It's your simple DYI job.
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Old 08-28-2004, 02:03 PM   #8
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I do not have a press but there are thousand shops around that do, thats not important. I'm trying to find out what "parts" are required for the job. Assume that no tools, man power, warranties, time, or oppinions have any sort of effect on the job. What parts are required?
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:54 PM   #9
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[quote=One Stop Detail]I dont have a warranty becuase I bought mine used. Thanks for the help though, i wish I did have a warranty for that reason.

The warranty goes with the car, not the owner. As long as you are within the warranty period, you should be fine---5 years 60,000 miles. You could be the fifth owner and it wouldn't matter
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:46 PM   #10
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Yes - the manual calls for replacing all seals.

I keep patiently waiting for someone to write up a tutorial on this. Gary S was becoming quite proficient replacing these on his race car (w/ an inexpensive harbor freight press)- unfortunately I couldn't convince him to document/photo the process- and now he is campaigning an Audi!

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